The Spirit of the LordGOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted , to proclaimliberty to the captives , and the opening of the prison to them that are bound ;
To proclaim the acceptableyear of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be calledtrees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified .
And they shall build the oldwastes, they shall raise up the formerdesolations , and they shall repair the wastecities, the desolations of manygenerations.5
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.6
But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double:everlastingjoy shall be unto them.
For I the LORDlovejudgment, I haterobbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlastingcovenant with them.
And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspringamong the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed .
I will greatlyrejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroomdecketha himself with ornaments, and as a brideadorneth herself with her jewels.11
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth ; so the LordGOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.